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2017 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2017 Issue 1

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The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD's twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. The Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, prices, fiscal and current account balances.

Coverage is provided for all OECD member countries as well as for selected non-member countries. This issue includes a general assessment, a special chapter on how to make trade work for all and a chapter summarising developments and providing projections for each individual country. A statistical annex is available on the web.

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Editorial: Global Economic Outlook: Better, but not good enough

The mood in the global economy has brightened during the last year. Confidence indicators, industrial production, headline measures of employment, and cross-border trade flows have improved in most economies. However, this still-modest cyclical expansion is not yet robust enough to yield a durable improvement in potential output or to reduce persistent inequalities. Financial vulnerabilities could be realised by policy and geopolitical shocks. Compared to the 20-year pre-crisis average against which expectations have been set, OECD per capita GDP growth remains over ½ percentage point weaker and global growth overall, projected to rise to just above 3½ per cent by 2018, also lags. In sum, the global economic outlook is better, but not good enough to sustainably improve citizens’ well-being.

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